Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Memories of Fall

One month ago, glorious color.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Give Me A Wall And I Shall Grow

Mendencino California, mid May 2013.

I am always amazed at where Mother Nature will plant her babies and where they will flourish.  This is a concrete foundation, with a bit of a crack.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mendencino Purple

Mid May 2013.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Red and White And Sparklers Too!


Near Santa Rosa, California, mid May, 2013.

Cropped a bit:


* Those are sparklers at the ends of the stamen, right??

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Golden Gate Guard

San Francisco, Marin Headlands, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

*Friend Chris has tentatively identified this as a White-Crowned Sparrow.  Thanks Chris.


Friday, September 6, 2013

I Fly With Double Wings. Looks Like I Can Sting Too

Identification requested.  Taken in Southeast Michigan September 6, 2013.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Seagulls of Bodega Bay California

The Seagulls of Bodega Bay are brought to you by bright sunshine, and my never ending fascination with the zoom on Sony Too.  Can I get this shot???  Is there enough zoom???  Can I hold the camera still (I refuse to carry a tripod, it is that "carrying" thing I object to the most).  Can I find a wall or a fence or something to hold Sony more still???

This seagull was a VERY long way away.  I think he (or she) may have found a nugget to nibble on. I had watched it reach down into that crevasse and pull out that tidbit.

I have NO idea what they were talking about or to whom, but, it sure looks like they were giving something a piece of their mind.  (This is a bit out of focus, but worth sharing, cracked me up!)

This one is definitely mining for nesting materials in that ice plant.

Material secured - - - - take off!

Back at the parking lot, this gull stood right on the hood of the car parked next to us, and proceeded to stare us down!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The One Half Inch Long Tree Frog

This little guy, who really is NOT even 1/2 inch long and his siblings have been all over the deck this last week or so.  Two times this one, or a sibling, have hopped right into the house.  Man has gently removed them back out to the deck area.

During the day, sitting on the deck railing.

At night, hanging on the wet door wall.  Taken through the door wall glass, with a flash, the white/silver stuff is the moisture on the outside of the door wall.  It was VERY humid.

Taken outside, at night, with flash, he was hanging on the handle of the screen door.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Water Me, Please

Sutter Creek, California, early May 2013.

I love the idea, must fess up, not sure the plants are real.  LOL


Saturday, August 31, 2013


From Locke California, early May, 2013.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Lily Pad Drinks

Early May 2013, Locke California.

Lily pads growing in a large container in Locke Memorial Park.

It was rather warm, even the wasps were thirsty.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Spring Flowers from Preston Castle, Ione California

Back in April, 2013, Man and I visited Preston Castle in Ione California thanks to the coordinators of the MOC Spring Rally.  I blogged about that visit on Reflections the other day.

There was a small, but, very pretty, garden along side the building, and I snapped a few of the spring flowers in bloom, and since we can never get enough spring flowers in bloom, here they are, a few months late, just before fall hits here in SE Michigan.

You know I love this one, Iris AND purple.

Amaryllis, something I have never grown in my gardens, but, ohhh, so lovely.

Let's get just a bit closer, bold and stunning.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mr G and the Catfish

Floodwood Minnesota, Catfish Capital of the World.

Mr G, catching the big one. Now, if he could just see it.  SIGH, old age, and he is now blind.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Gate Full of Hydrangea

Mackinaw Island, August 2013

This gate is covered in hydrangea, or what I thought was hydrangea.  It was spectacular!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013